I survived another week of The Game On Diet. I hesitate to use the word "survive" because it really hasn't been all that hard for me. I even went away on a mini-vacation to State College, PA for the Central PA Arts Festival and still managed to get a perfect score of 850 and lose 2.0 pounds. It wasn't too difficult to incorporate the diet into my 2 day vacation because it is somewhat flexible. I was able to take my day off for one of my vacation days and eat anything (and everything) I wanted; and the other day I just made good choices and ate wisely.
For some reason, I associate State College and Penn State with food (and drink)! It's a miracle that I didn't leave college weighing 200 pounds! I pretty much decided that this was a family vacation and I was going to enjoy it. I ended up eating a ton of food and most of it wasn't very healthy! I had homemade macaroni and cheese at the Diner, not one, but two, Creamery ice cream cones, a big bowl of Lobster Bisque from the Nittany Lion Inn, and one light beer -- and that was all on Thursday. I know you're thinking that it's no wonder I need to diet!!!
On Friday morning, we went to The Waffle Shop, another Penn State tradition for us; but I was super good. I ordered the healthy omelet that was made with egg whites, spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms. I had a small side of fruit for my carbs and only ate on little piece of dry wheat toast. Just to be on the safe side, I counted my 100 extra calories with this meal. I ate a very small salad with rotisserie chicken for lunch and had a snack of cheese sticks, almonds and an apple on the way home. I was pretty darn proud of myself!
My husband is extremely supportive of my diet; however, I have to show you what he ordered at the Waffle Shop. It's chocolate chip pancakes with loads of whipped cream in case you were wondering; and it's chock full of chocolate chips -- I'd say about a half of a bag!
He wants you to know that he usually eats very healthy and that he is not at all overweight!!
And now on to the score keeping because this diet really is a competition. Drum roll please......
Ding Dongs: 838.8 points for a total of 1633.40
Twinkies: 734.8 points for a total of 1510.40
Ho Hos: 645.0 points for a total of 1327.0
I am so proud of my Ding Dong teammates because that's the second week in a row that we had the most points (we had to recalculate last week's points because one of the Ding Dongs didn't give herself enough credit.) It also means that all five of us lost at least 1% of our weight this week and made our weight goals. Woot Woot! We really are "kicking our friends' butts while shrinking our own" (that's from the cover of the book, not just me being mean.)
I know the Twinkies and Ho Hos are going to be coming after us this week so it's important that we don't let down our guard. Until next week....Game On!